September 19, 2008
AMERICAN BALLET THEATRE LAUNCHES
A NEW MICROSITE DEVOTED TO THE WORKS OF
CHOREOGRAPHER ANTONY TUDOR
As part of its centennial tribute to choreographer Antony Tudor, American Ballet Theatre has created a new microsite celebrating Mr. Tudor’s life and work. The new site will coincide with ABT’s Fall season at New York City Center, October 21-November 2, which culminates in a Tudor Centennial Tribute on October 31.
Scheduled to launch Friday, September 19, the new site, www.abt.org/Tudor, will highlight the creation of each of the Tudor works to be seen during the season and will be presented in three chapters: "Tudor’s Early Days in London" (Jardin aux Lilas, Judgment of Paris); "Coming to America: The Early Years at American Ballet Theatre" (Pillar of Fire, Romeo and Juliet); and "Coming Home: Tudor Returns to ABT" (The Leaves Are Fading, Continuo). Each chapter on the site will provide a brief description of Mr. Tudor’s life during that time and background on the ballets. Excerpts of reviews from ABT’s original Tudor productions, music clips and quotes from notable dancers, including Agnes de Mille, Amanda McKerrow and Sallie Wilson, will be featured.
A video and photo gallery, including photos from American Ballet Theatre’s archives and current productions, will highlight www.abt.org/Tudor. A video excerpt of a rare television appearance by Mr. Tudor on The Dick Cavett Show in 1978 provides the viewer insight into some of the choreographer’s methods and motivations. The site is rounded out with reflections by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie, a YouTube link to McKerrow and John Gardner performing The Leaves Are Fading and a full listing of all of ABT’s productions of Mr. Tudor’s work.